Baku – The Land of Fire Tour

4 Nights / 5 Days

Azerbaijan is a unique country with centuries old history, unmatched culture, customs and tradition also have very fine variants of cuisines. Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan and its name means ‘the city of winds’ or ‘the city of hill’. The sunset view of Baku city is stunning. Each building in Baku shines out like radiant stars in the sky. This city is the home of beautiful museums, theatres, opera houses, cinemas and libraries.

Baku
Baku, one of the most beautiful world’s cities is located at the joint of Europe and Asia. The capital’s name itself is interpreted as a “wind blow”, “city of winds” or “hill”, “city on the hill”.

The port city of Baku, the cultural, industrial and political capital of Azerbaijan is located on the western Caspian seaside, on the bay shores of the same name in the southern part of the Apsheron Peninsula, rich in its oil fields. Baku consists of 11 administrative districts and 5 townships. According to the Lonely Planet's ranking, Baku is also among the world's top ten destinations for urban nightlife.

Baku 4 N

Highlights

  • Highland Park
  • Bibiheibat Mosque
  • Carpet Museum
  • Little Venice
  • Fountains Square
  • Fire Worshippers’ Temple
  • Fire Mountain - Yanardag
  • The Heydar Aliyev Center
  • Tufandaq
  • Nohur Lake

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Day 1 - Transfer from Airport to Baku hotel

A guest will be welcomed at Heydar Aliyev International Airport by a representative of our company and accompanied to the hotel for an accommodation and arranging the rooms + free time.
  • Highland Park-Alley of Martyrs, The National Assembly- also transliterated as Milli Majlis, Flame towers- the tallest skyscraper in Baku
  • Later you will visit Baku Crystal Hall - an indoor arena in Baku, Azerbaijan. Located on the coast of Baku near National Flag Square, construction of the arena began in August 2011 and finished in April 2012—in time for it to host its first major event, the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest
  • Walking through Baku Boulevard which stretches along a south-facing bay on the Caspian Sea. It traditionally starts at Freedom Square continuing west to the Old City and beyond. Since 2012, the Yeni Bulvar (New Boulevard) has virtually doubled the length to 3.75 km

Day 2 - Baku Tour

Our tour program continues with Bibiheibat Mosque -which a historical mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Carpet Museum
  • Visit to Carpet Museum - treasury of the Azerbaijan National Culture. The collection, compiled by the National Carpet Museum, celebrates the treasures of Azerbaijani craftsmanship. Exhibited items include world’s largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets, traditional clothing, jewelry, shoes and copper goods like plates, jugs, mugs a nd samovars (photo-session from outside)
  • Visit to "LITTLE VENICE" in Baku Boulevard which is a small town built in 1960. The town has two large and several small islands (photo-session from outside)
  • Old City or Inner City is the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls were well protected. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3000 people. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Nizami Street known for shopping. The street's history could be traced back to Baku's town-planning project of 1864. The street runs through the city's downtown from west to east. It begins from Abdulla Shaig Street, in mountainous part of the city and ends at railroad bed on Sabit Orujov Street, near a monument to Shah Ismail Khatai in “Black City”. Total length of the street is 3,538 m.
  • Fountains Square is a public square in downtown Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The square was previously called Parapet and is often referenced to by the same name now. The name of the fountains square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square first constructed during Soviet rule of Azerbaijan. The square is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend
Shirvanshahs

Day 3 - Absheron Tour

  • Drive to FIRE WORSHIPPERS’ TEMPLE- The most famous fire temple is the well-preserved temple Ateshgah ("the Fire Place") in Surakhany, The temple was built over a pocket of natural gas that fuelled a vent providing an 'eternal' fire (Entrance ticket is not included)
  • Trip to "FIRE MOUNTAIN "-"Yanardag" -a mountain on Absheron peninsula, 25 km from north of Baku. Literally, word "Yanardag" means "Blazing mountain". Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones and floor. Yanar dag is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which itself is known as the "land of fire." (Entrance ticket is not included)
  • Tour starts with the visit to the charming example of modern achticture - The Heydar Aliyev Center - a 57, 500 m2 building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles. The center is named after Heydar Aliyev, the first secretary of Soviet Azerbaijan from 1969 to 1982, and president of Azerbaijan Republic from October 1993 to October 2003. (photo-session from outside)
  • Star Shopping tour with Local Sweet Shop, Azerbaijan Brand: Aliahmad’S
  • Proceed to Local vine and alcoholic drinks shop
  • Continue with dry fruits, sweets and antic shop
  • Visit to Genclik Mall located in 10 minutes distance from city centre with taxi. Genjlik mall is the biggest Mall in Baku and contains over 80 stores, big bowling halls, the biggest movie halls, 3D cinema, Playground for children, Bravo supermarket, VIP restaurants, food court
Absheron Tour

Day 4 - Gabala Tour

  • Proceed to Departure to Gabala in the north-west of Azerbaijan The distance up to Baku 225 km (3hours)
  • TOUR IN GABALA:
  • Excursion in - Tufandaq”Winter-Summer Tourism Complex offers cable car rides at any time of the year, skiing on the ski tracks of different difficulty level, ski training and ski school, catering service (cafe and restaurants), entertainment centres for kids, hotel and other services
  • Gabala Shooting Club is part of the Gabala Sport Club, a world-class facility that prepares the athletes for the national teams of Azerbaijan in shooting, boxing, karate, taekwondo, soccer, and judo. The reason behind building the GSC was to develop a multi-purpose and world-class shooting facility in Azerbaijan that can serve both as a recreational and entertainment center, and as a training place for the national shooting team and international professionals, as well as to promote the shooting as a sport in national level
  • Nohur Lake - It is located in Qabala, another region of Azerbaijan that one passes when travelling to Sheki. Lake is not on the way but if you go a bit deeper towards the mountains this beautiful view opens up in front of you.
Drive back to Baku
Gabala Tour

Day 5 - Transfer from Hotel to Airport

After breakfast at Baku hotel according to flight time, the driver will transfer to Airport.

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